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Articles by Michael Sharnoff

Michael Sharnoff is Associate Editor, Online & Social Media for eSchool News and eCampus News. Michael completed a PhD in Middle East Studies from King's College, London, and his dissertation examines Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser's perceptions and responses to peace. Michael has congressional experience on Capitol Hill; worked at influential policy centers in Washington; lectured for the military and has written extensively on the Middle East. Follow Michael on Twitter @Michael_eSM

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How to boost parent-teacher communication

As we prepare for a new school year, many parents would like to know how they can better connect with teachers and stay informed with their child’s progress.…

7 STEM apps designed by students

Students from across the United States met with congressional leaders and the Obama administration to show STEM apps and games they've developed.…

Students receive innovation grants for games and apps

At a special luncheon in Washington, D.C., 20 students from across the United States received awards from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and the Entertainment Software Association as Leaders on the…

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Resources to help teachers explain 9/11

Quiz: Which country has the largest Muslim population? 1) Saudi Arabia 2) Indonesia 3) Egypt 4) Iraq If you guessed Indonesia, a non-Arab Asian country, you are correct!…

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5 back-to-school apps for special-needs students

Thanks to new technologies, students starting another school year have at their disposal more innovative applications to make the learning process a little easier and more exciting.…

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5 important K-12 conversations on Twitter

See what K-12 professionals are saying on Twitter about some of the most pressing education and ed-tech issues.…

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5 apps to keep parents and teachers connected

As we prepare for a new school year, many parents would like to know how they can better connect and stay in touch with teachers. Maintaining open channels of communication can…

New app makes reading fun, prevents ‘summer brain drain’

Encouraging children to read at a young age and to continue reading throughout life is a huge challenge for educators and parents. The real trick is to encourage literacy and…

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Six great ed-tech resources on YouTube

Educators and students are using social media to improve learning and deliver instruction more effectively. This learning dynamic can occur by creating educational websites, communicating about assignments and classroom discussion on…

7 ed-tech summer workshops worth exploring

School may last a little longer for some districts than others, depending on how many snow days some parts of the country experienced. But as schools close for the summer, many…

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